Diocese of

Ratnapura

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ratnapura / Ratnapuren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2024.03.05 – ...):Bishop Peter Antony Wyman Croos (56)Bishop-elect Peter Antony Wyman Croos (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ratnapura (Roman Rite)

Bishop Peter Antony Wyman Croos (56)Bishop-elect Peter Antony Wyman Croos (56)
(2024.03.05 – ...)

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

Born:1967.11.08 (Chilaw, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:2000.09.16
Consecrated Bishop:2024.06.01

Priest of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2000.09.16 – 2024.03.05)

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2024.03.05 – ...)

Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B. Silv. (76)Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera, O.S.B. Silv. (76)
(2007.05.04 – 2024.03.05)

Bishop emeritus of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

Per crucem ad lucem

Born:1947.09.06 (Seeduwa, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1973.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2007.07.11

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2007.05.04 – 2024.03.05)

Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (72)Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (72)
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.07 – 2007.05.04)

Fr. Ivan Tilak Jayasundera (64)Fr. Ivan Tilak Jayasundera (64)
(2006.01.20 – 2006.07.06 not possessed)

Bishop emeritus of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka)

Born:1959.11.25 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1985.08.03

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2006.01.20 – 2006.07.06 not possessed)

Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (72)Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (72)
(2003.01.29 – 2005.02.15)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)
President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Caritas est vinculum pacis

Born:1951.06.09 (Bopitiya, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.18

Priest of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1980.07.05 – 2003.01.29)

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2003.01.29 – 2005.02.15)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (2005.02.15 – 2009.05.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2006.07 – 2007.05.04)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka) (2009.05.14 – ...)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (2022.06.10 – ...)

Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (76)Bishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (76) (later Cardinal)
(1995.11.02 – 2001.10.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina
Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Verbum caro factum est

Born:1947.11.15 (Polgahawela, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1991.08.31
Created Cardinal:2010.11.20

Priest of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1975.06.29 – 1991.06.17)

Titular Bishop of Cabarsussi (1991.06.17 – 1995.11.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1991.06.17 – 1995.11.02)

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (1995.11.02 – 2001.10.01)

Archbishop ad personam (2001.10.01 – 2004.04.29)

Adjunct Secretary of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples (2001.10.01 – 2005.12.10)

Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia (2004.04.29 – 2005.12.10)

Apostolic Nuncio to Timor-Leste (2004.04.29 – 2005.12.10)

Titular Archbishop of Umbriatico (2004.04.29 – 2009.06.16)

Secretary of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2005.12.10 – 2009.06.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (2009.06.16 – ...)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (2010.04 – 2017.02.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina (2010.11.20 [2011.02.13] – ...)

Vice-President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (2018.11.16 [2019.01.01] – 2025.01.01)

Special Churches

Colombo (←), Kurunegala (↑), Kandy (β†—), Badulla (β†’), Galle (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 4,968 kmΒ²

Population: 19,521 Catholics (1.0% of 2,008,800 total)

Pastoral Centres: 24 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 34 priests (diocesan), 71 religious (71 sisters), 14 seminarians

Population

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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